Founded in 1920, DENNIS is the oldest school uniform provider in the nation. Our rich history began with the manufacturing of nursing uniforms and other professional-wear garments. During the Second World War, the company contributed to the war effort by supplying apparel and linens to military personnel shipping out of the Port of Portland.
In 1947 as the war came to an end, DENNIS diversified by innovating a completely new line of apparel – custom school uniforms. That same year, the first DENNIS plaid was created. In fact, garments in that first plaid – Marino – are still being worn today! DENNIS opened its first retail store in 1951 and was the first US company to introduce a stock line of school uniform items. Our wide selection of custom manufactured plaids continues to be the benchmark for quality in the industry.
From its West Coast origins, DENNIS School Uniforms has expanded into markets all across the US. With 41 company-owned stores nationwide, our branches work together with our union factory and corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon to deliver the highest-quality school uniforms to our customers. Our signature products are still manufactured by hand in the United States and our reputation for exceptional service, quality and delivery remains unparalleled in the industry.